Author Archives: PJO

Change The Rule supporter Glassman makes case in op-ed

ctrGeorge W. Bush Administration Undersecretary of State Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs James K. Glassman, an adviser to Level The Playing Field and one of the backers of the Change The Rule campaign, writes at The Daily Beast in support of inviting a third candidate to the presidential debates next fall.… Read more ...

Green Party says U.S. must take bigger role in refugee crisis

greenThe Green Party is calling for “an expanded U.S. role in offering aid and new homes for Middle Eastern refugees and an end to interventionist ‘regime change’ policies that continue to provoke violent conflict and displacement of civilians,” the party said in a statement Thursday.

Green Party national co-chair Bahram Zandi said, “The crisis of displacement has been caused in large measure by U.S.… Read more ...

Stein appears on Alan Colmes Show

steincolmesGreen Party presidential candidate Jill Stein appeared on The Alan Colmes Show on Fox News Radio Wednesday.

The complete interview, available online, ran a half-hour.

Stein kicks off Young Greens Rising campaign

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein kicked off Young Greens Rising, the youth wing of her campaign, Tuesday evening with a livestreamed question-and-answer session.

Green-Rainbow Party of Massachusetts Communications Director Katelyn Betrovski hosted the 49-minute session, asking Stein questions submitted online. The full event can be viewed above.

McAfee to seek presidency under Cyber Party banner

mcafeeJohn McAfee, founder of computer antivirus software company McAfee Associates and computer security device firm Future Tense Central, has announced he will seek the presidency in 2016 as the candidate of the Cyber Party. His website went live Tuesday evening.

According to CNN, McAfee said he “decided to run after being encouraged by ‘almost everyone’ he knows and meets.” He said, “I have a huge underground following on the web.… Read more ...

Green activists seek to create Indigenous Caucus within party

meridacampaign-photo3Green Party activists led by national co-chair Andrea Mérida are launching an effort to create an Indigenous Caucus within the party.

“Greens who identify as Native American/Indigenous, as well as non-Greens who might be interested in joining” have been invited to take part in a teleconference planning session Tuesday evening at 8:00 p.m.… Read more ...

Hawkins urges young voters to join Stein’s Young Greens Rising

HowieHawkins_JillSteinNew York political blog State of Politics reports that veteran state Green Party activist and candidate Howie Hawkins has urged young voters to join presidential candidate Jill Stein’s Young Greens Rising organization, which will officially launch Tuesday evening.

According to the Stein campaign, at 8:00 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Stein “will host a livestreamed discussion with students and young people” to “discuss Young Greens Rising and her Power to the People Plan, and take questions via a moderated live chat.”

Hawkins ran for U.S.… Read more ...

Connecticut columnist praises Stein, Sanders

Jill_SteinIn his column in Connecticut’s Norwich Bulletin, Scott Deshefy writes, “In Bernie Sanders and Jill Stein we have candidates espousing EU political values: clean energy, single-payer healthcare, living wages, free college, sound infrastructure, objections to economic inequality. They’re also smart and practical on immigration.
Unfortunately, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump hog the limelight.… Read more ...

Stein leads unscientific online Green Party presidential poll

greencandidatesAn unscientific online poll on the race for the Green Party presidential nomination shows Jill Stein in the lead with 47.9%, followed by Darryl Cherney 27.9%, William P. Kreml 8.6%, Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza Curry 7.1%, and Kent Mesplay 2.9%. In addition, 5.7% of the 142 respondents wrote in other names.… Read more ...

Stein: European refugee crisis is “inevitable consequence” of U.S. foreign policy

JillSteinGreen Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s campaign said Thursday that the U.S. government “must recognize its moral obligation to make a major and immediate commitment to humanitarian relief for the refugees pouring into Europe.” The campaign said the United States “cannot walk away from this crisis, given the major and direct role of U.S.… Read more ...

Stein, Flowers sign open letter to FERC seeking fossil fuel infrastructure halt

flowerssteinGreen Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and Maryland U.S. Senate candidate Margaret Flowers are among the more than 80 health professionals who have signed an open letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission urging a halt to the approval of new oil and gas infrastructure.

They write in part, “Based on scientific evidence of the health and public safety risks associated with fossil fuel infrastructure such as oil and gas drilling, refineries, pipelines and compressor stations and of their contribution to the further escalation of climate change and its associated risks to public health and safety, there must be a moratorium on new permits and a hold on construction for projects that have not been completed until a plan is made to move completely to energy sources that do not cause harm.”

Connecticut Sanders coordinator plans Green Party congressional run

piddockStephanie Piddock, the coordinator for Sen. Bernie Sanders’s Democratic presidential campaign in Connecticut’s Fifth District and a local Occupy organizer, says she plans to seek the U.S. House seat in the district as a Green Party candidate next year.

In an e-mail statement, Piddock said, “The people need to be represented by The People, not by the moneyed elite whose wealth and self-interest profoundly disconnect them from our reality.… Read more ...